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Govt launches mobile app 'Pusa Krishi'

Govt launches mobile app 'Pusa Krishi' | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Read more about Govt launches mobile app 'Pusa Krishi' on Business Standard. Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today launched a new mobile app 'Pusa Krishi' for farmers in order to take the technology to farm fields.
The mobile app was launched at the valedictory session of the three-day 'Krishi Unnati Mela'
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Minecraft to run artificial intelligence experiments - BBC News

Minecraft to run artificial intelligence experiments - BBC News | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Microsoft invites artificial intelligence developers to test their creations within Minecraft's virtual landscapes.
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Nigerian girls build robots to tackle waste

Nigerian girls build robots to tackle waste | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
In these photos, schoolgirls in Abuja engage with science supported by the Odyssey Educational Foundation.
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ICO criticises ‘disappointing attitude’ of dementia charity » Charity Digital News

ICO criticises ‘disappointing attitude’ of dementia charity » Charity Digital News | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found serious failings in the way volunteers at The Alzheimer’s Society charity handled sensitive personal data.
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New Rules For Our Health’s Digital Future

New Rules For Our Health’s Digital Future | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Technology promises to transform healthcare. It’s redefining how we interact with, and act on, our health data, and reshaping how care is delivered and..
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Using Smartphones to Fight Africa’s Second Greatest Killer | ICT Works

Using Smartphones to Fight Africa’s Second Greatest Killer | ICT Works | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Want a fun statistic to share at the watercooler? In Rwanda, a very safe country by regional standards, you are 365 times more likely to be killed in a traffic related death than in the United Kingdom. Don’t do any research on the Central African Republic, you will wonder why authorities let cars in the country at all. This plague of traffic fatalities, the second greatest killer on the continent after HIV/AIDS, is not particularly well understood from a research perspective. What is certain is that the macabre total comes from many converging issues such as new drivers who haven’t had adequate training, increasingly good roads which allows for drivers to go literally breakneck speeds, a construction focus on more tarmac than safety, and inadequate first responder services to the scenes of accidents. Introducing SafeMotos My company, SafeMotos, is looking to confront our own chunk of this equation: that of motorcycle taxis. If you have been to cities as varied as Doula, Ougadougou,
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Facebook works to improve social media for the blind

Facebook works to improve social media for the blind | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence being used to describe photos, answer questions
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5 Must-Read Books on Technology and Innovation

5 Must-Read Books on Technology and Innovation | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
There's no shortage of lessons for business leaders and trailblazers in these stories and biographies.
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Government reveals Digital Apprenticeship Service » Digital By Default News

Government reveals Digital Apprenticeship Service » Digital By Default News | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
The department for business, innovation and skills has gone into detail about its plans to creat three million apprenticeships by 2020, including its digital service that will help businesses find apprentices.
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Free wi-fi among top NHS priorities, says former UK digital champion » Digital By Default News

Free wi-fi among top NHS priorities, says former UK digital champion » Digital By Default News | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
The NHS must invest heavily in digital innovation, including improved staff training if it is to achieve its £22 billion efficiency target, according to former UK digital champion Baroness Martha Lane Fox.
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Barclays bank joins Apple Pay in UK - BBC News

Barclays bank joins Apple Pay in UK - BBC News | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Barclays becomes the last of the UK's major banks to support the digital wallet service Apple Pay.
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Death apps promise to help people curate their afterlives

Death apps promise to help people curate their afterlives | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
A wave of apps such as Everest, Cake and SafeBeyond are emerging to help people plan their own mortal passings, right down to Instagram-worthy funerals
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Conference told of technology’s future impact on farming

Conference told of technology’s future impact on farming | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Self-drive tractors and artificial intelligence may find their way to Irish farms in coming years
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Preparing for the robots: Which skills for 21st century jobs?

Preparing for the robots: Which skills for 21st century jobs? | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Technology and big data can help capture and better understand the evolution of occupations and technical skills needs in real time: Just let the robots work for us. Photo by Justin Morgan/ CC BY The robots are coming and are taking our jobs. Or are they? The media and the blogosphere have been buzzing lately about the impact of artificial intelligence and robotics on our lives. In particular, the debate on the impact of automation on employment has amplified concerns about the loss of jobs in advanced economies. And accelerating technological change points the spotlight on questions like: Do workers, blue and white collar alike, possess the right skills for a changing labor market? Are they prepared for the employment shocks that come with the so-called “fourth industrial revolution”? What skills strategy should countries adopt to equip their workforces for the 21st century?
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New digital platform to help with ‘little and often’ fundraising » Charity Digital News

New digital platform to help with ‘little and often’ fundraising » Charity Digital News | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
A dedicated charity fundraiser has launched Give Penny, a new digital fundraising platform that encourages donors to give 'little and often' by allowing money to be raised from everyday challenges.
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'15 Things Not to Tell Your VC in 2016'

'15 Things Not to Tell Your VC in 2016' | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Looking back on 2015, VC-platform VEECEE pulled together memories from the 1,000+ meetings they held with young companies looking for money, and selected the 15 ‘worst’ things they were – often repeatedly – told.

This blog originally appeard on VEECEE (currently closing a modest funding rounf of their own...
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A Step-by-Step Plan for Getting Your Company Started with Predictive Analytics – Part 2

A Step-by-Step Plan for Getting Your Company Started with Predictive Analytics – Part 2 | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Guest blog post by Bill Vorhies
Summary:  Over 80% of companies are not yet using advanced analytics.  Here’s a step-by-step plan t…
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IBM's Watson Can Figure Out A Lot About You--Just By Looking At Your Social Media

IBM's Watson Can Figure Out A Lot About You--Just By Looking At Your Social Media | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
IBM's Watson teamand anyone using their API can infer dozens of traits about your personality just from your social media posts.

Via Marie Ennis-O'Connor
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Marc Andreessen: 'In 20 years, every physical item will have a chip implanted in it'

Marc Andreessen: 'In 20 years, every physical item will have a chip implanted in it' | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Star venture capitalist Andreessen's new $25m bet heralds the dawn of Internet
of Things 2.0
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Charities left behind in tech race, says report » Charity Digital News

Charities left behind in tech race, says report » Charity Digital News | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Government and funders should invest in sector-wide digital transformation and aim for deep-rooted changes in how charities work, argues a new paper from think tank NPC.
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Uber Suspends Its Auto-Rickshaw Service In India

Uber Suspends Its Auto-Rickshaw Service In India | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Uber has suspended its auto-rickshaw service in Delhi. Called UberAUTO, the feature represented one of the car-hailing app’s attempts to localize to the..
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